And even though David has expressed confidence in God – confidence that the Lord will help him – he still comes back to asking God for mercy in verse 6. on StudyLight.org I trust nowhere else, “On thee do I wait all the day,” expecting everything from thee,—tarrying thy leisure, but tarrying hopefully, expecting to be blessed. Psalm 2 – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. It seems to me that James 1:5-6 is a succinct summary of Psalm 25: “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it … i. A complete set of The Treasury of David in book form is available from Pilgrim Publications, PO Box 66, Pasadena, TX 77501. "Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible". Just when they are tuning their pipes to celebrate their victory, they shall be made to laugh on the other side … Since each new line needs to begin with a certain letter of the alphabet – that’s what governs the flow of the passage – rather than some other logical arrangement. There are expressions of confidence. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. For the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. Those who wait on God will never ultimately be ashamed. 9 The [meek/humble] [will/may] he [guide/lead] in [judgment/justice] [i.e., show them what is right…]: 29. Psalms 25:3. Study the Bible online. David Guzik commentary on Psalm 125, one of the 15 Songs of Ascents. See our Psalm 25 4-5 article for an explanation of these verses. The rarest harmonies of music are nothing unless they are sincerely consecrated to God by hearts sanctified by the Spirit. Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. “O my God, I trust in thee.” Can you say that, dear friends? There are multiple petitions made. Then David goes back to making petitions to God in verse 16. So, to the one who fears the Lord, he can expect once more this teaching from the Lord as to what he ought to do in life. Read Psalm 25:5 commentary using The Treasury of David. He wants us to lift up our souls to him. The word in the original is "from thee,"--true praise is of celestial origin. God did so to Israel himself. Then starting in verse 12 David’s confidence in the Lord’s mercy to him begins to increase. Shew me thy ways, O LORD teach me thy paths. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.” If we live near to God, and are truly the seed of the woman, the seed of the serpent will be constantly nibbling at our heel; some little viper or other will be sure to be there. Psalm 25:22. Your email address will not be published. let not mine enemies [triumph/exult/triumphanly rejoice] over me. In the International Critical Commentary, Charles and Emilie Briggs date this Psalm to "the Persian period prior to Nehemiah," that is, between about 539 and 445 BCE. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me. Others vaunt their impregnable castles, placed on inaccessible rocks, and secured with gates of iron, but God is a far better refuge from distress than all these: and when the time comes to carry the war into the enemy's territories, the Lord stands his people in better stead than all the valour of legions or the boasted strength of chariot and horse. Psalm 25 is about the right road. Study the bible online using commentary on Psalms 25 and more! When the soul cleaves to the earth, who but God can lift it up? But God wants you to lift up your soul to him. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? But because these elements are split up and oftentimes repeated – some have thought that Psalm 25 is not a lament psalm. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. David will be quite content if God will but look with pitying eyes upon his sufferings; but, as for his sins, he must be clean rid of them, he cannot be happy until he has the answer to this petition, “Forgive all my sins.”. At another time, David wrote, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” That is the motto for all Christians,—“Trust, trust, TRUST.” When there is nothing to be seen, when you are in thick Egyptian darkness, let Job’s confident declaration be the resolve of your spirit, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.”. Like many psalms, the theme of Psalm 2 is emphasized in the final verse. He wanted God to forget his own youthful sins (in the sense of forgiving them), and he wanted God to … Your sin may have given occasion for people who hate you and the Lord to triumph. Psalm 25 - How to Handle Difficult Days - July 31, 2016. Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. We can defy God and perish, or we can surrender to Him and be blessed. That is the prayer of one who is tight of the Spirit, for, by nature, our desire is to have our own way; and if we can have our own way, we are satisfied. That which, in Psalms 116:14, is implied under this particle of restraint, "his," in "the presence of all his people", is in Psalms 22:25, more expressly noted by So, Psalm 25:21 begins with the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This Psalm may be regarded as THE PREFACE PSALM, having in it a notification of the contents of the entire Book. He’s sovereignly wise and knows what you need to experience. TITLE. 2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be [ashamed/humiliated], It tells us that it is not easy. Fitz Houston 48,524 views. 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses. In the great congregation. 27. Psalms 25:16 - Turn to me and be gracious to me, For I am lonely and afflicted. The tender-mouthed horse is easy to drive; but some people are so stubborn and obstinate that they are “as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle.” Oh, that we were sensitive to the slightest touch of the divine hand, and always ready and anxious to be instructed by the Lord. The word in the original is "from thee", â€”true praise is of celestial origin. Psalm 25 - Of David. The better the man, the more bitterly is he hated by the ungodly. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! Do you notice how David gets back to his key-note? When Satan seems to cast a net over me, God will come and pull me out. Psalms 25:1. And note that David is expressing concern for God’s name or reputation in this context. 34:8trust in You;Let me not be ashamed;#Ps. Psalm 25 is an alphabet psalm, like Psalms 9 and 10. But when the Lord has taught us better, our prayer is, “Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.”. The psalm itself does not identify its author, but Acts 4:25-26 clearly attributes it to David. Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. Bibliography InformationSpurgeon, Charle Haddon. Are you one of those trembling ones who fear to offend God? Psalms 25:21. Even let the knowledge of your own sin lead you to think of the needs of others for forgiveness. Israel's boast is in Jehovah, the only living and true God. How do you continue the relationship that has been breached? Those who are not taught of God pray very differently from that, for their prayer is, “O Lord, pardon mine iniquity, for it is little;” but he who is graciously instructed confesses the greatness of his guilt, and out of that he draws a plea for mercy, for is not God a great God, and is it not greatly to his glory to pardon great sinners; and when they are pardoned, are they not filled with a great love, and a great zeal, so that they are greatly serviceable to their Lord and toaster? Psalms 25:6. Psalm 4 is good for what ails you. Those kind of people – who would kick a man while he’s down – they will be ashamed. My praise shall be of thee—or, perhaps better, "from thee," that is, God gives grace to praise Him. And we see more confidence from David in verse 14. 26. I have been young and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. And this is the way the world works when God is in control. There are multiple mentions of enemies and his own sin, which is usually what the lament is made of. Then David goes back to making petitions to God in verse 16. Amen. The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. nor my [transgressions/rebellious acts]: according to thy [mercy/lovingkindness] [i.e., because you are faithful to me…] [remember thou/extend your favor to] me Would you agree that this is a problem that needs to be worked through in the life of a believer? So, let’s look at Psalm 25 and receive instruction on praying after we’ve sinned. It’s like figuring out how to communicate with a friend after you’ve wronged them. for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD. The one subject of our Master's song is the Lord alone. When good men are in earnest on their own account, they soon begin to pray for others; and the evil which they dread for themselves, they are sure to dread for their brethren. 16 Turn thee unto me, and [have mercy upon/be gracious to] me; To no one can the words of the psalm possibly apply but to him who is Lord of the whole earth, i.e. 25. Or for those of you who haven’t brought your Jewish hymnals with you, we’ll put the words on the screen. You might feel unworthy. In you, LORD my God, I put my trust. In the Psalms, for example, are several allusions to the war-chariot. It’s an interesting contrast to what we studied last time in Psalm 24. Almost at the beginning of the Psalm, he said, “O my God, I trust in thee;” now he says “I put my trust in thee.” Let faith in God be the key-note of your life-psalm. Verse 25. That’s what is happening in a lament psalm. “Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe.”. Down goes the anchor; that ship will never drift far out to sea. David goes on to mention a few more blessings such a man can anticipate in verse 13. But I actually think that because it has all of these components of a typical lament psalm, it’s best to interpret this psalm as a lament – rather than as, say, a meditative psalm or something else. Verse 1. Psalm 125 rejoices in God's protection and presence with His people. Psalms 25:13. The Treasury of David is a 7 volume commentary on the Book of Psalms composed and compiled by Charles H. Spurgeon. 33:13; Ps. Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. Then, it’s appropriate to express confidence in God that he will act according to his own righteous character. After you’ve sinned, express your confidence in God – your trust in him. A Psalm of David. Express confidence in him and to him that he will not ultimately allow you to be ashamed. 25, 26. The work remains in print today in several editions. But you can be confident that shame will come to those kind of people. Then David reminds himself of God’s character. This last request may remind us of the prayer of the dying thief, “Lord, remember me;” and it may serve for us as a repenting prayer: “According to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O Lord.”. 1. 25. He also petitioned the Lord for deliverance from the shame of his sin. Exposition of Psalm 119:25-32. by Charles Spurgeon. David asks for God to act in keeping with his loyal covenant love. These would have been blessings promised by God in the Mosaic Covenant. Well, what problem is David working through? You are unworthy. Bible Study # 32 - The Power of Psalm 91 - Minister Fitz - Duration: 36:25. What man is he that feareth the LORD? I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. A Plea for Deliverance and ForgivenessA Psalm of David.To #Ps. And I mention that to point out that the type of psalm that Psalm 25 is is also a little difficult to comprehend. If you pass that dish round, there are some who will not help themselves from it, for they are not “desolate and afflicted.” But I know that there are some, even here, who are both “desolate and afflicted.” Be sure, dear friends, that you make this prier your own: “Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.”. When they get into it, he will pluck them out of it. No. Psalms 25:17 - The troubles of my heart are enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses. Psalms 25:11. Psalms 25:16. much more will our good Saviour, and God, and Helper do so. 2011. How to Pray After You’ve Sinned. David says here that the key to getting God’s guidance is to fear him – to reverence him – to live in a way that would demonstrate that you fear disappointing him. There’s an invocation. Read Psalm 25:15 commentary using The Treasury of David. David Guzik commentary on Psalm 15, ... (Exodus 25-31). Then, if you are in the dark, you are as safe as if you were in the light, for still this anchor holds: “O my God, I trust in thee.” “Let not mine enemies triumph over me.” They will do so, if they can get me back into the world. for I [wait/rely] on thee. 13:4; 41:11 Let not my enemies triumph over me. In some ways it seems like a lament psalm. Ay, though he strikes till every blow of the rod leaves a blue wound behind, yet we rejoice in these tokens of his fatherly love and desire for our highest good, for he has said, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.” The word “love” in that passage conveys the idea of a very tender and ardent auction. But on the Third Sunday of Easter, it has a special job to do. As the great serpent seeks to do us injury, so will his seed. Arrives ... from $12.83. for he shall [pluck/free] my feet out of the net [i.e., of the enemy…]. 6). Whatever happens to me, I trust in thee. 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